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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Opportunity to pilot Detroit community based child health & well-being activities

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Announcing an exciting opportunity for organizations to pilot activities to promote child health and well-being in your community!


CHIRP is a vibrant learning community with innovative programming rooted in a holistic, justice-centered approach to eliminating childhood obesity and promoting child health and well-being in our community. The community-based partners in CHIRP are: Building Movement Project, Creative Community Pathways, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Feedom Freedom Growers, Just Creative, People's Kitchen Detroit and Michigan State University Extension Health and Nutrition Institute. These partners have developed programs and workshops intended to educate and empower youth, their families and their communities through urban farming, healthy cooking classes, food media workshops, family fun and fitness activities, garden art programs, community dinners, nutrition and environmental education.

The CHIRP Research Team’s role has been to evaluate the work of the CHIRP partners, identify successful programming and document the activities to create curriculum materials we can share with other groups who want to work on similar issues.


NOW we’re looking for people and groups who can help us test those materials to see if they can help other organizations achieve similar success.

üIf you are a parent, teacher, or organization in Detroit who works with children, parents or families, and

üYou are interested in promoting child health and

üYou would like to be part of this process




Complete the attached application form and send it to:

Jennifer Kautz, Dissemination Coach


2727 2nd Ave. Suite 153

Detroit, MI 48201

- OR -

email to:


For questions or information contact:

Jennifer Kautz, CHIRP Dissemination Coach

313-338-3076 or

 -OR -

Kerry Vachta, CHIRP Principal Investigator/Project Director

313- 782-4615 or


We’ve attached a .pdf form that should be easy to share by e-mail or to print for folks without access to internet. There is also an online Google forms version available at:


to share via facebook, etc.



Cheryl Danley

Project Coordinator

Detroit Child Health Incubator Research Project (CHIRP)

Michigan State University Extension

Office: (313) 782-4051

Cell: (313) 492-3496



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